Izindlovu Fund supports a number of field projects that contribute to elephant conservation in South-Africa. These include an elephant orphanage, an anti-poaching unit and a unique herd elephants.
With the growing numbers of orphans and displaced elephant calves in recent years, as a result of increasing numbers of poaching of elephant mothers as well as human elephant conflict, Adine Roode build the elephant orphanage HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation & Development) to care for and rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants in need, to give them a new family, and a second chance of life.
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is the first of its kind, being that the majority of the team consists of women. They operate in the Greater Kruger National Park as anti-poaching is a major need in that area. The Black Mamba APU search and destroy poacher’s camps, wire-snares and bush-meat kitchens on a regular basis.
The Jabulani elephant Herd has an unusal structure as the majority of them are orphans themselves. This presents a unique solution for orphaned elephants in Southern Africa. Unlike wild elephant herds, the Jabulani Herd have graciously accepted orphan elephants calves into their family. A unique Herd with a unique story!
THE BUSHBABIES & HERD
Elephant conservation also involves human environment education as we both – human and wildlife – share the same land and nature. Moreover, as more and more wildlife and elephant habitats are used for human development, educating the future generation about environmental conservation will become a challenge.